Clinton Administration Policy Toward the Caribbean Country of Haiti
Caribbean country of Haiti during the Clinton administration. The subjects
which will be discussed are the issues of: Refugees, Foreign Aide as well as
human rights the United States involvement in Haiti issues of national
national interest was not clearly defined. The issue of why was it or was not
so important for the United States to send troops to Haiti will also be
discussed. The problem in Haiti was the pro democratic elected president
Aristide was exile from Haiti during a military coup. Several issues arose out
group called the Front for the Advancement and Progress of Haiti of FRAPH. The
of General Cedras, for their human rights violations.
Issues of , refugee’s illegally trying to enter the United States
back the refugee’s. The Bush administration saw no vital national interest in
many problems at home in the United States, other than to turn the refugee’s
away from south Florida. When president Clinton took over the office of the
presidency he would become very indecisive and weak on the issue of Haiti.
President Clinton began badly on Haiti. With his continual indecision
he gave charge of his policy to Bush administration holdovers who over the
previous year had made clear their intent to construct in Haiti a version of
democracy that left the president in exile but with an Aristide – appointed
because over two thirds of the Haitian people equated democratic government
with the return of Aristide and no arrangement that excluded his presence could
rule without massive repression.”
“The Clinton foreign policy team so recognized this error and appointed
Pezzullo to head up Haitian policy. Things began to move. In mid 1993, a
return for removal of the oil cut off which Clinton administration had promoted
government and replacement of the army high command.” It looked as though a
leaders of the military coup and return exiled President Jean – Bertrand
government in the way of a United Nations trade embargo. the hope was to bring
the leader of the new government to their knees and hope the leaders would
return the government back to the people of Haiti.
oligarchic rule, and fear of the government. Their country in the early part
of the century until 1950’s was basically under the thumb of the United States
foreign debts , and ensure stable government. When the Marines departed in 1933,
their principal legacy was a constabulary officered by light – skinned mulattos.
The tension between the ruling mulatto elite and the black majority runs like
a discordant motif through Haiti’s turbulent history.”
Doc” Duvalier. Papa Doc installed a reign of terror directed primarily against
the elite professional class. His son, Jean Claude, “Baby Doc” became
president -for – life upon the death of the elder Duvalier. Baby Doc
Haiti’s richest families cost him popular support.